|The January '11 Issue of the newly |
re-designed Doctor Who Magazine.
Hello, what I'm hoping are soon to become faithful readers. This isn't my next official entry concerning the second DW story The Daleks, but just a quick, short opinion piece on the layout and contents of the newly designed Doctor Who Magazine.
Most of the old favourites are still present, Production Notes, Interviews, Beyond The Tardis, Gallifrey Guardian, Comic Strip, Time Team, and Galaxy Forum. Plus some new regulars Battle of Wits, in which the reader is given a fan debate topic (the first issue is who was the most influential Doctor, Patrick Troughton or Tom Baker?) and the welcome return of The Watcher (interestingly renamed Wotcha!).
Most excitingly (at least for me) the magazine is now officially licensed by the BBC and so carries the official Doctor Who logo as a seal of authenticity, but is published independently by Panini. The changes seem to be largely aesthetic, there are some rather unsubtle adverts for other panini magazines, but by and large I like the changes and and think that overall the fans and readers will be happy...